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Simrik Air, who flew Zee-News to Sagarmatha without permission, will be asked for clarification.

The Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation is seeking clarification from Simrik Air about Sudhir Chaudhary, the editor-in-chief of the Indian news channel Zee-News, who went to the Sagarmatha region to shoot without permission.

Chaudhary, who had come to interview Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, had broadcast a video report on Tuesday night of him going to the Everest region without permission. He used a Simrik Air helicopter to reach the Sagarmatha region.

"Anyone who goes to the national park to the film should get permission and pay the prescribed fee," Haribhadra Acharya, acting director-general of the department, told Sethopati on Wednesday. "We have not given any such permission to the Zee-News team."

He said that he came to know about it only after Zee-News aired a video of him filming in the Sagarmatha region.

"We have inquired about this with the Sagarmatha National Park, its office here, and all other concerned bodies. They don't seem to have taken permission from anywhere, 'he said.

He said that after confirming that the filming was done in the Everest region without permission, the department was going to ask the Zee-News team for an explanation.

Acharya said that any foreigner should follow the rules and regulations of Nepal, but his team or the Nepali side should be equally responsible for following such rules and regulations.

'Foreigners may not know all our rules. Nepalis should be responsible for assisting them in their visit. As the Nepali side involved in the incident did not get permission from anywhere, we are going to ask the helicopter company for an explanation, 'he said.

He informed that the company will be asked for clarification through the Sagarmatha National Park Office.

One has to pay Rs 1,500 per person to go to the Sagarmatha National Park. The Zee-News team does not appear to have paid the fee. The fliming fee has not been paid.

Siddharth Gurung, executive director of Simrik Air, said that they have not checked the permission of any foreigner and have only been taking the flight fare to and from the destination.

'We do not check such permission. Passengers charter helicopters, we fly for a fee. We don't have the right to check which passenger has what kind of camera, mobile or not. We haven't even done that, 'he said.

Chief of the Tribhuvan International Airport Office Pratap Tiwari also said that the name and purpose of the passenger would not be mentioned in the flight announcement of the charter flight.

Deputy Director-General of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, Raj Kumar Kshatriya, says that they are allowed to fly outside the restricted area like normal charter flights.

General permission is the permission given by the airport to go from one place to another in Nepal depending on the traffic situation. Kshatriya says that when giving such permission, the number of passengers and the name of the leader will not be considered.

Acting Director-General of the Department Acharya does not agree with this. He says that no one is allowed to operate the flight in violation of the rules of the park.

"It's not a good system to fly in such a way that the law of the land is not obeyed and the responsibility is not taken by the airlines or the airport administration," he said. Who will be responsible for the smuggling of wildlife? ' He said.

The next day after Prime Minister Oli's interview, Zee-News aired its content saying that India should lay claim to the name of Mount Sagarmatha. Chaudhary, who came to Kathmandu to interview Oli, said that he reached the Sagarmatha base camp by helicopter.

"Standing there, we have launched a campaign to change the name of this (Sagarmatha)," he said in a program broadcast on Tuesday night.

He argues that since Indian mathematician Radhanath Sikdar measured the height of Mount Sagarmatha, it should be named after him.

"We are launching a campaign today to name Mount Everest Mount Sikdar. Our trip is an important part of that expedition, 'he says. Now India has to make its claim. '

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